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The Ultimate Undiscovered People Quiz
by Staff
Are there still undiscovered humans in remote parts of the world? That's a question that has occupied scientists and others over the years. Take our quiz and learn more about this intriguing question.

In which year did newspapers announce the "discovery" of an unknown group of humans in Brazil?

  • 1988
  • 1998
  • 2008

What percentage of the Brazilian state of Amapa in South America is unexplored territory?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 70 percent

Which Indian expert led officials to the undiscovered tribe in Brazil?

  • Jose Carlos dos Reis Meirelles
  • Juan Carlos dos Reis Meirelles
  • Jorge Carlos dos Reis Meirelles

Early European explorers imagined inhabitants of far-off places to be:

  • mutants
  • half-men-half-beasts
  • both of the above

A ____ shares a common territory, language, history and culture.

  • tribe
  • people
  • both of the above

How many undiscovered or uncontacted peoples are there in the world.

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300

In which locations around the world is it likely that uncontacted tribes can still be found?

  • Spain
  • Japan
  • South America

The Sentinelese live in a remote corner of the Andaman Islands in the _____ Ocean.

  • Pacific
  • Atlantic
  • Indian

Which of the following are a major threat to isolated peoples?

  • outsiders
  • germs
  • both of the above

Which famous explorer met the friendly Arawak people in the West Indies?

  • John Cabot
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Christopher Columbus

In the 1980s, members of the Zo'é tribe in _____ fell ill after Christian missionaries made contact with them.

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Paraguay

In which year did outsiders massacre the entire Akunzu tribe of Brazil?

  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000

How does the Brazilian government track isolated tribes?

  • with heat sensors
  • with specially trained guides
  • with helicopters

The isolated Sentinelese Islanders:

  • speak their own language
  • make their own tools
  • both of the above

How many years ago did the ancestors of the Sentinelese Islanders emerge from Africa?

  • 20,000 years
  • 40,000 years
  • 60,000 years